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13th FATALITYMarinette County Sheriff Department Deputy Chris Lesperance, left, and Marinette County Coroner George Smith exam the 2002 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Ryan J. Batzler, 27, Waukesha. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle which crashed early Sunday morning, Oct. 21, in the Town of Pembine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
County Has 13th Fatality
Ryan J. Batzler, 27, Waukesha, became Marinette Countys 13th traffic fatality of the year as the result of a single vehicle crash in the Town of Pembine early Sunday morning, Oct. 21. He was alone in the vehicle.
Chief Deputy James Hansen reported County Dispatch received a call at 3:09 a.m. on the crash which happened on Cemetery Road near Short Cut Road.
He reported it appeared the 2002 Pontiac Bonneville sedan was traveling east on Cemetery Road when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the road and struck several trees. Speed is believed to be a factor.
Responding to the scene were the Pembine Fire Department, Pembine Rescue Squad, Coroner George Smith and sheriff department deputies.
Investigation continues into the cause of the crash by the sheriff department.